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      New OSU building damaged after pipe break

      CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) A broken water pipe did an estimated $500,000 in damage when it broke at an Oregon State University science building.

      A hot-water pipe on the building's fourth floor broke after a power outage last week.

      The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the pipe cooled off quickly as the water inside it cooled, and a weak link in the pipe broke, causing water to flow into the building for up to three hours.

      About 15-16 offices were damaged.

      Even some of the offices that weren't directly underneath the pipe had 1 to 2 inches of water on the floor.

      Repairs are anticipated to take up to three months.

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